All posts by Alan Liu

Task Sheet

The following checklist of 4Humanities tasks and volunteers (including volunteers for both technical and content tasks) is organized roughly according to the 4Humanities web site structure. If you are already a member of the 4Humanities collective and have “editor” permissions on the site, please volunteer for indicated tasks or add/revise tasks. If you are not […]

Call for Ideas & Suggestions

4Humanities solicits ideas and suggestions for effective advocacy of the humanities from the humanities community and the public.  Both specific ideas for projects or resources, and broader ideas for the best approach to the problem, are welcome. Please add your ideas by leaving a comment here.  (You may also be interested in the task sheet […]

Student Voices

4Humanities is also a forum for the voices of students and young people who have a conviction about what the humanities mean to society or to their lives. 4Humanities welcomes student contributions in any form or medium, including letters, photos, videos, audio, poems, drawings, paintings, etc.

Photo of silos by Jim Witkowski on Unsplash.

Christine Henseler, “Beyond the Silo: An Education Balanced in the Humanities and Sciences is Now More Important Than Ever for the Common Good”

« A Humanities, Plain & Simple Post » By: Christine Henseler We see it so often that we barely notice it anymore. A child shows a love of music or literature and the parent frets. “Get serious”, they tell them. “It’s a nice hobby, but it’s not a career”. The message from parents and educators alike […]

The Entrepreneurial Humanities (logo)

The Entrepreneurial Humanities
(Call for Essays)

Edited by Alain-Philippe Durand and Christine Henseler Call for Essays When the general public hears the word “entrepreneurship” and reads articles and magazines that sell us on the “100 Most Entrepreneurial People in __________ (fill in the blank),” they usually think of new business models and products in technology and the sciences. “Entrepreneurship” is rarely […]

Helen Foley

My Journey to the Digital Humanities: The Story of a Double Major

By Helen Foley (reposted from the WhatEvery1Says (WE1S) project site; first published Dec. 1, 2020) Every time I tell someone I double majored in Economics and English, I receive the same reactions: “Oh wow, what an interesting pairing,” or “Huh. Wow. I wouldn’t have expected those two to go together.” In the simplest terms, the majority […]